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Education, Children & Communities

If you want to make a difference to the lives of others, inspire them, challenge them and help them to prove what they are capable of, then these courses could be for you. You could be considering teaching, in which case these courses give you time and practical experiences to weigh up your future options whilst developing your expertise in a related area.

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Is this for me?

You want to make a difference to the lives of others.

You are a people-person, enjoying conversation, face-to-face interaction and engaging with members of the public.

You like the idea of supporting, coaching, or inspiring others through your work.

What you need to know

Being a teacher is not the only way to make a difference to children, young people and communities. These degrees open up many options.

These degrees can teach you different ways to inspire and challenge people, inside or outside the classroom, for example through arts, nature or community involvement.

These degrees enable you to specialise in theories of education, giving you a sound grounding if you later want to teach. Many students go on to PGCE courses to become teachers.

Why choose Marjon?

Study at a university with a strong values base where your ethical, positive impact is supported and celebrated.

History of education and community work which has genuinely changed the world.

Close links with hundreds of schools, youth groups and leadership organisations to help you network and gain experience.

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Undergraduate courses

BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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BA (Hons) Education Studies

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BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education

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BA (Hons) Outdoor Learning in Early Years and Primary Education

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BEd (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS)

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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Education

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BSc (Hons) Psychotherapy & Counselling

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BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs & Disability Studies

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BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

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BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

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Postgraduate courses

MA Early Years

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MA Literature for Children and Young Adults

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MA Education

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MA Education - Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership

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MA Education - Disability

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MA Education - Educational Leadership

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MA Youth & Community Practice - Research and Leadership

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MRes

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PGCE Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages

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Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring

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MA Professional Education Practice

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MSc Psychology

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MA Social Policy

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MA Youth and Community Work

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Student testimonials

Sara Dugdale, 2nd year, BA (Hons) Primary Education.

“You learn about the roots of education and get opportunities to put your learning in to practice with your school-based experiences.”



Marlies Maczejka, 3rd year, BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education.

“I’ve had multiple opportunities to travel to different countries, helping me gain better understanding of diverse cultures and different perspectives on life. I’ve learnt and developed many skills and had unforgettable experiences. The opportunities I’ve had here have given me a bright future.”


Emmanuel Rouve, MA Education graduate.

“I use my Masters' every day as the Director of the School of Apprenticeships in the French Navy, specifically in the creation of a coaching culture within the school.”


Sonya Williams, BA (Hons) Youth & Community graduate.

“I am working at the place I most enjoyed in my university placements, with a team of dedicated people who are proud to help homeless and vulnerable young people. I can only convey my gratitude to my lecturers and peers to thank you for all your help. I would not have done it without you.”

Five recent events

1. Storytelling with Abimbola Alao

Writer and storyteller Abimbola led a session about using fiction to gain insight to experiences of migrants.

2. Transformative Youth Work International Conference

Marjon hosted the first ever international conference focusing on the impact of youth work, bringing together more than 200 people from 30 countries.

3. Justice in a Changing World Symposium

Students met experts on national and global justice to develop their knowledge on societal issues and justice policy and practice.

4. The Lost Words Devon

Students supported the campaign to get a copy of Robert Macfarlane's magical Lost Words book into every primary school in Devon.

5. Beyond Horizons

An annual conference and careers fayre for Outdoor Education students, with an inspiring keynote by World Record holder and SUP'er Cal Major.

Five organisations we work with

1. Action on Hearing

We have developed links with disability charities such as Action on Hearing Loss, where students are now on placement.

2. Seymour House

Students experience working with young people who are excluded from school or who are at risk of exclusion.

3. Local Special Schools

Students apply their learning in special schools such as Courtlands Primary School and Brook Green Secondary School.

4. Livewire

Students work alongside experienced staff to hone their skills in working with young people through the medium of music .

5. Outdoor educators

We have links with outdoors centres such as the South West Lakes Trust at Burrator Reservoir Discovery Centre and the Education Rangers of Dartmoor National Park.

Plymouth is a buzzing student city and is close to stunning coastline, secluded beaches and the inspiring Dartmoor National Park. It's the perfect place to be!

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Dazzling blue sea and sky looking back to the mainland from Plymouth Sound